Salvia officinalis Purpurascens is an aromatic sage. The juvenile foliage (and the stems) are purple, maturing to grey-green, veined, oblong leaves. The flowers are tubular, two-lipped, short purple-blue spikes in terminal racemes Its dominating flavour is great in stuffings, sausages and with any meat dish.
Originally a Mediterranean plant, and forming a semi-evergreen bushy, dwarf shrub, it likes a well-drained soil in a sunny position. you can grow it as a specimen plant in a pot, or as a low hedge.
Eco-friendly: This herb plant is grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir with natural latex.
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Height and Spread: 100cm x 100cm over 10 years
Hardiness: Hardy to –15C
Aspect: South, west or east facing
Position: Full sun / Partial shade
Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well drained